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Cardio on Frankie's routine

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2003/12/27 08:38:39 (permalink)

Cardio on Frankie's routine

I would like to lose some bodyfat before the summer and am wondering how i should go about this...

a trainer at a gym i went to about a week ago told me to stay on my 5x5 routine and just do cardio 3 days a week twice a day for about 20-30 minutes, is this good? or do i need more cardio?

i know diet plays a big role in this and i already have that figured out, its just the cardio part, so if you guys could give me some helpful info i would appreciate it, thanks!

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    ice_mach
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    RE: Cardio on Frankie's routine 2003/12/27 15:24:19 (permalink)
    eah thats sound good 2 me, 3 moderate pace cardio sessions, or 2 HIIT sessions
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    RE: Cardio on Frankie's routine 2003/12/27 16:49:42 (permalink)
    Pain5:

    If you want to lose bodyfat by the beginning of summer (more or less June?), then I'd say don't worry about it until April 1st. Just bulk until then. It won't take you 5 months to lose some bodyfat.

    To lose bodyfat cardio 3 times per week once a day is fine. The most important thing is your diet. Pulling back slightly on overall calories and moderately on carbohydrates will gradually take off excess fat.
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    RE: Cardio on Frankie's routine 2003/12/27 18:12:00 (permalink)
    Frankie but wouldnt u say even whilst bulking its important to include cardio in?
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    RE: Cardio on Frankie's routine 2003/12/27 19:24:23 (permalink)
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    Frankie but wouldnt u say even whilst bulking its important to include cardio in?


    Definitely! Even while bulking it's important to do cardio. Aside from benefits associated with building muscle, having a healthy heart and cardiovascular system is very important.
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    RE: Cardio on Frankie's routine 2003/12/27 21:49:05 (permalink)
    Thanks for the advice guys...

    By the way frankie, i have just completed the first 12 weeks of your program and it went great! i made gains on every lift and gains in size...

    Should i take my week off then start up the same 12 week routine using 5x5 again, or should i change that?

    I will continue to bulk until april then up my cardio to 3 days a week from 2? Is one more day of cardio a week really gonna make that big of a difference?
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    RE: Cardio on Frankie's routine 2003/12/27 23:19:12 (permalink)
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    Should i take my week off then start up the same 12 week routine using 5x5 again, or should i change that?


    I would continue with 5x5. Feel free to change some of the exercises for new ones if you wish, but it's not necessary. Incline benches for flat, dumbbell shoulder presses for barbell, front squats for back, dumbbell rows for barbell, etc. When I start a new cycle, sometimes I change almost every exercise. Sometimes I change just a couple. Sometimes I don't change any. It depends on if I've reached a plateau on a given exercise and if I've becomed bored with one in particular.

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    I will continue to bulk until april then up my cardio to 3 days a week from 2? Is one more day of cardio a week really gonna make that big of a difference?


    The extra day of cardio will help; however, the biggest change will come from your diet. Read page 14 on the "Mass Building" thread if you want to read some cutting diet advice.
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